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Immigration Reform

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America has a long and rich heritage of immigration. Democrats have always embraced our country's diversity, but we also recognize that we need to fix our broken immigration system.

Democrats support comprehensive reform grounded in the principles of responsibility and accountability:

  • Responsibility from the federal government to secure our borders: The Obama administration has dedicated unprecedented resources to securing our borders and reducing the flow of illegal traffic in both directions.
  • Responsibility from unscrupulous businesses that break the law: Employers who exploit undocumented workers undermine American workers, and they have to be held accountable.
  • Responsibility from people who are living in the United States illegally: Undocumented workers who are in good standing must admit that they broke the law, pay taxes and a penalty, learn English, and get right with the law before they can get in line to earn their citizenship.

Comprehensive immigration reform is essential to continue the tradition of innovation that immigrants have brought to the American economy and to ensure a level playing field for American workers.

To learn more about President Obama's plan to fix our broken immigration system, visit www.whitehouse.gov/issues/immigration.

Recent Updates
  • Republicans Are Stopping Immigration Reform

    While the majority of Americans support comprehensive immigration reform, Republicans continue to stand in its way. They have had more than enough time to get this done but continue to hide behind excuses. And the worst part is that they could make a choice to pass immigration reform tomorrow. There’s a bipartisan bill that has been in the House for nearly 5 months, which already has enough support to pass — all we need is a vote but Speaker Boehner refuses.

    While the majority of Americans support comprehensive immigration reform, Republicans continue to stand in its way. They have had more than enough time to get this done but continue to hide behind excuses.

    And the worst part is that they could make a choice to pass immigration reform tomorrow. There’s a bipartisan bill that has been in the House for nearly 5 months, which already has enough support to pass — all we need is a vote but Speaker Boehner refuses.

    If we want to move forward with immigration reform and the rest of President Obama’s agenda, we need to elect a new Democratic majority. Watch this video on immigration, then donate so we have the resources it takes to make John Boehner an ex-speaker come 2014.

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  • The Economics of Immigration Reform

    Nestled within the “2013 Economic Report of the President,” was a short piece with big impact. It’s called the Economics of Commonsense Immigration Reform, and contains some of the most economically compelling reasons to date on why we need to fix our broken system.

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  • Same Old Party

    While Republicans continue to talk about a rebrand, their actions prove that the Grand Old Party is still the Same Old Party. Watch this video then chip in so we have the resources to defeat them and their extreme agenda.

    While Republicans continue to talk about a rebrand, their actions prove that the Grand Old Party is still the Same Old Party. Watch this video, then chip in so we have the resources to defeat them and their extreme agenda.

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  • RNC FL Hispanic Director Leaves GOP Citing “Culture of Intolerance”

    Here's what the person hired to help the GOP with Hispanic outreach had to say about the GOP. (SPOILER ALERT: he has left the Republican Party and is now a Democrat.)

    Here's what the person hired to help the GOP with Hispanic outreach had to say about the GOP. (SPOILER ALERT: he has left the Republican Party and is now a Democrat.)

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Protecting against racial profiling
July 13, 2010
The Obama administration filed a lawsuit to prevent an extreme and potentially unconstitutional immigration law from taking effect in Arizona.